LOS ANGELES: Street Vendors at Exposition Park Clash with County Workers

By Cajeme Iniciador After approximately two months of relative tranquility, street vendors clashed again this past Sunday with Los Angeles County Department of Public Health employees at Exposition Park. Public Health employees have been harassing Mexican and Central American immigrant street vendors for years throughout Los Angeles, under the pretext of protecting public health. Public Health employees swooped on street vendors at the entrance of … Continue reading LOS ANGELES: Street Vendors at Exposition Park Clash with County Workers

AUSTIN: Gentrifier Instigates Fight with Arts District Picketers, Cops Arrest Protester

By Mike Talavera Last Saturday, picketers descended on the opening event of the Riverside Arts District in southeast Austin, Texas, causing a disruption that culminated in a brawl with one protester being arrested. The big tent art exhibition hosted by nonprofits Almost Real Things and Pump Project was held across the street from the Ballpark, Quad, and Town Lake apartments currently under threat of being … Continue reading AUSTIN: Gentrifier Instigates Fight with Arts District Picketers, Cops Arrest Protester

Anti-Gentrification Group Declares Boycott Against Art District

By Mike Talavera On Monday, Defend Our Hoodz – Defiende El Barrio – Austin (DOH) published a statement announcing a boycott against the Riverside Arts District, with a message to artists that “if you side with the developers, we will treat you no differently than we treat them, as unwelcome invaders.” The arts district, conceived by local nonprofit Austin Creative Alliance and developer Presidium Group, … Continue reading Anti-Gentrification Group Declares Boycott Against Art District

Dispatch from the Hood

By Ed Dalton In Austin Texas, revolutionaries, the working class, and other progressive community members have come together in the organization Defend our Hoodz. Unlike other organizations which talk about gentrification, DOH carries out confrontational action, powerful cultural and community events. On August 4th they held an energetic event in the working class neighborhood of South East Austin, which included a concert and community skits … Continue reading Dispatch from the Hood